Tim graduated with his PHD in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 1999. Since, 2012 Tim has served as the Vice President for Information Technology for the University of Georgia. The vice president for information technology (VPIT), reporting directly to the Provost, is the university’s highest ranking technology executive. Dr. Chester, his wife Gail, and their dogs Elle and Eddy reside in Athens, Georgia. They attend Central Presbyterian Church.